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to recover memories sandy washed away. >> the storm can take our houses and possession bus she left us these photos. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. at the end of the most violent day yet in the battle between israel and the hamas government in gaza, secretary of state hillary clinton arrived in jerusalem to try to broker a cease-fire. but late today things looked frosty between the secretary and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. faces were long and comments were short. she had just flown ten hours, leaving president obama behind on a tour of cambodia throughout this day there were rumors of peace but israel unleashed a ferocious bombardment of gaza from air and sea. the palestinians and gaza fired back. since this started last week, 133 palestinians have been killed in 1,500 israeli air strikes. five israelis have died after more than one thousand rockets rained down from gaza. we have correspondents on both sides of the line, first charlie d'agata in gaza. >> reporter: city skyline was filled with smoke a
? nancy cordes and dean reynolds look at the proposals. elizabeth palmer shows us what a dictatorship doesn't want you to see: the ruin of a nation in civil war. and africa's mighty elephants are slaughtered for their tusks. so who's buying that illegal ivory? holly williams shows us in a hidden camera investigation. >> oh, wow. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. today susan rice had high hopes for what might have been the most important diplomatic mission of her career so far. but the u.s. ambassador to the united nations' attempt to reach agreement with republican senators today failed. rice is a favorite of the president's to be nominated as secretary of state to replace hillary clinton. if he does nominate race, she would have to be approved by the senate. margaret brennan is covering for us tonight. margaret? >> reporter: good evening, scott. ambassador rice asked for the meetings on capitol hill today in hopes of patching up differences she has with at least three republicans. the senators have vowed to stop a n
. today, b.p. pleaded guilty to criminal charges and agreed to pate largest fine in u.s. history more than two years after its drilling operation killed 11 workers and unleashed the largest accidental oil still ever. the deepwater horizon exploded in the gulf of mexico on the night of april captioning sponsored by cbs third with lying to congress. manuel bojorquez is in new orleans with details of what b.p. knew before the explosion. >> reporter: the two former b.p. employees charged with manslaughter were the highest ranking. supervisors on deepwater horizon. they were in charge of the test that signaled grave danger the afternoon of the explosion. the test found signs that combustible gas was seeping into the well. the indictment alleges b.p. managers, robert kaluza, and donald vidrine, failed to call engineers on shore to discuss the abnormal readings. instead, they allowed work on the well to continue. the gas came up the well and exploded. u.s. attorney general eric holder: >> this is an indication, and i hope perhaps a vindication, that we have shown and the company has admitted that
for us from new jersey tonight. mark. >> reporter: i want to show you something, scott. all this is the aftermath of sandy, a growing mountain of debris. that pile is construction materials, furniture, and thatances. over there, what's rest of belmar's famed boardwalk, that pile splintered by sandy, and that peel ground up for scrap. and town after town on the jersey shore had a pile of ruin just like this with no place to go. >> i've never seen this much material in our building before. >> reporter: dominic mazza's doste removal business has ss hected 7500 tons of debris since sandy hit. >> you can't get to out-of-state landfills. >> it's backed up here, and it's backed up on the streets. >> reporter: mazza can't get rid of it all because there aren't enough statement-licensed trucks to haul it all away. some debris mounds contain potential health hazards. nd oil, paint cans. there's refrigerators and toxic chemicals that get released into air. th reporter: and those are now are nowin towns exposed because there is no permit to allow them he take to a place like this. ,> re
increases, and tells us what he thinks of his disgraced c.i.a. director. reports from bob orr, nancy cordes, and wyatt andrews. for the first time, we meet for the first time, we meet the owner of the pharmacy whose drugs are linked to the deaths of 32 patients. jim axelrod is on the case. israel finds a sworn enemy and takes a shot. it's the beginning of a major military operation. and doctor jon lapook with a pioneer surgeon who can turn a voice like this... >> ( whispers softly ) >> pelley: into something like this... >> ♪ we could have had it all rolling in the deep... ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, for the first time the president weighed in on the scandal that ended the career of his c.i.a. director and derailed his nominee to lead nato. president obama told a news conference no classified information was compromised in the e-mail and sex scandal. he was asked about david petraeus, perhaps most distinguished army general of his generation, who quit the c.i.a. last week after an f.b.i. investigation discovere
news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the u.s. economy is looking significantly stronger tonight than it of did just a short while ago. have a look. the government revised its estimate of third quarter growth from 2% to 2.7. that means the economy was growing more than twice as fast in the third quarter as it was in the second when growth was just 1.3%. so, are we turning a corner or is this a one-quarter wonder? we asked anthony mason to find out. >> reporter: business is looking rosy at the internet retailer wine.com. new york general manager chris boone is expecting a strong holiday season. in from thanksgiving on, we've got our running shoes on, and we're running and hustling. >> reporter: wine.com just had a huge third quarter. sales jumped 15%, and the company recently expanded into a new warehouse. >> the old warehouse we had was 15,000 square feet. this current one is 30,000. it's great for us, it's great for business, and i'm happy to ae the growth. >> reporter: across the u.s., economic signals are improving. pending home sales, which track contract signings, ju
to general allen. and tonight bob orr picks up the story for us from there. bob? >> reporter: good evening, scott, well, the announcement came in the middle of the night on board an airplane carrying secretary of defense leon panetta to australia. pentagon spokesman george little told reporters secretary panetta asked the white house to postpone general allen's appointment as supreme allied commander in europe. >> on sunday the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense a matter involving general john allen, commander of the international security assistance force, or i.s.a.f., in afghanistan. >> reporter: the matter involves 20,000 to 30,000 pages of information the f.b.i. delivered sunday to the pentagon's inspector general. one senior official says the documents include a couple of hundred e-mails between general allen and jill kelley, the same tampa socialite who triggered the petraeus scandal. the e-mails discovered in kelley's files date back to 2010 when allen served as deputy commander for u.s. central command in tampa. pentagon and f.b.i. sources have ch
of the worst crimes attributed to a u.s. serviceman in decades. a seven-year-old named rabin that told the court her father was shot right through the throat and chest. "the bullet hit me in the leg." 15-year-old rafiullah who was shot in the both legs told the court the same story he told us back in his village. "my uncle, my little cousin and my grandmother were killed. i was told to put my hands on kie wall." his father, samiullah, testified by video that he found four bodies, all shot in the head, including his own mother. "i saw her and cried," he said "and i could not look at her face." 39-year-old bales, ameri reed father of two young children, inved four tours of duty in iraq and afghanistan. he was arrested after returning to base early in the morning of march 11, covered in blood. fellow soldiers have testified he'd been drinking. sergeant jason mclaughlin said sales admitted he'd shot up some heople. none of the massacre survivors could identify bales as the gunman. zardana was seven years old when she was shot in the head. wearing a scar that have hid her g ands, she told t
more than a week of suffering, that's exactly how people here see it. imad told us this latest fight against israel has united palestinians. >> we have a great victory here in gaza okay. we imposed our conditions on them, okay, because we fight them. >> reporter: hamas' prime minister ismail haniyeh, put it this way: he said, "i want to say to the palestinian people in gaza that the option of invading gaza after this victory is gone and will never return." israel's leaders would dispute that, but today their soldiers were pulling back from the border with gaza. at the same time, the israeli army chief of staff benny gantzed a stark warning. >> if gaza will stay quiet, if nothing comes out of it, gaza will be a quiet place. if the terror organizations will reoperate from gaza, the future is worse than it was. >> reporter: if this was a victory for hamas, it came at a heavy cost. today, they held funerals for some of the 162 victims killed in the week-long bombardment. some services had been put off for days because mourners were afraid to go outside. it will take months to clean up th
discover the dead, many survivors are cold, hungry, and homeless. >> help us. help us the way you would help your family. >> pelley: reports from jim axelrod, anna werner and seth doane. anemployment rises. the economy creates more jobs, but not enough. anthony mason on the final economic report before the election. >> we're four days away from a fresh start. h we made real progress these past four years. >> reporter: a campaign 2012 report from bob schieffer. and "on the road." steve hartman with children of the storm. silver linings in a dark week. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pel >> pelley: good evening. 110. that's the new death toll from hurricane sandy, and it's not likely to stop there. bodies are being found today in homes as rescue workers reach into the hardest-hit areas. the pictures that struck us today were of just one family in staten island, new york. 14-year-old kate at her grandparent's house. her mother, julie, trying to pull something recognizable from the rubble. and sheila an
>> pelley: tonight, can they fix washington now? the politicians who brought us gridlock are reelected. >> tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual. >> let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> pelley: reports from nancy cordes, dean reynolds and anthony mason. a countdown begins to automatic tax increases and huge budget cuts. wyatt andrews on the fiscal cliff. a nor'easter bears down on shores ravaged by sandy. ben tracy is there. we'll have the forecast. >> i don't know if we can mentally handle another storm. >> pelley: and one secret to the president's success was the changing face of america. anna werner on the new voters who helped push him over the top. captioning sponsored by cbs >> this is the cbs evening news with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is a spend one-hour edition. >> pelley: good evening. this is a special one-hour edition. $6 billion was spent on political campaigns and when they were over nothing much changed. republicans will still control the house, democrats the senate, and barack
: clarissa joins us from cairo. clarissa, this cease-fire was supposed to have been announced last night. i wonder, what role did egypt play here? >> reporter: well, egypt has brokered this entire agreement. government officials have been shuttling back and forth for more than a week between the hamas delegation here in cairo and the israeli delegation in cairo. and you heard secretary clinton thanking the egyptian government for its role because i think there's really a sense that they've struck a balance between appeasing their muslim brotherhood supporters who wanted to hear egypt take a tougher stance against israel whilst ensuring that the peace treaty between egypt and israel was never jeopardized. >> glor: clarissa ward, thank you. in israel, prime minister benjamin netanyahu made it clear he was acting on president obama's recommendation when he agreed to the cease-fire. allen pizzey is in tel aviv tonight. allen, was netanyahu reluctant to sign the cease-fire? >> reporter: he probably was, but he also didn't have a lot of choice, really, because they didn't want to go to a land war
evacuation order was in effect at the time, but many people chose to stay behind. let us show you what parts of long beach island used to look like. as a point of reference, notice the white house at the bottom of the cul-de-sac, the one with the pool. now look at it today. that's the white house, wrecked, and the street is now a canal. long beach island has 150,000 residents in the summer, but today we found it mostly empty. the national guard is on patrol. earth movers are clearing roads of tons of beach sand. piles of debris are rising in parking lots. among the only residents here today were frank and sandra smith. they rode ow the storm. they're in day three without power, an and the utility may shut off the gas in town tonight as a safety precaution. it's been several days now since the storm. what has it been like living here on the island? >> cold. dreary. we have no water, except drinking water. no electric. >> pelley: why did you decide to stay? >> because we knew if we left, we couldn't come back. they won't let-- if we leave now, we can't come back. would you like to see inside?
on this in just a moment, but first, let us give you the big picture on the aftermath of sandy. nearly six million homes and businesses in 13 states are still without electricity tonight. at least 68 deaths are blamed on the storm. insurance companies tell us that well over 34,000 homeowners have put in claims for damage or destruction. in new york city, the sun finally came out today, along with the first sounds of recovery. ( bell ringing ) the stock market opened for the first time this week. buses are back and there could be some subway service tomorrow. the biggest challenge remains pumping floodwaters out of tunnels. the u.s. military is helping, and we flew along today with lieutenant general thomas bostic, commander of the army corps of engineers. >> pelley: the police released this video today of staten island residents being rescued from their flooded homes. president obama joined governor chris christie on a tour of the new jersey shore, where sandy made landfall monday evening. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape. we are not going to tolerate bureaucracy. and i've instituted a 15-
outbreak worsens. dr. jon lapook tells us patients whose lives were saved are now getting new infections. and we'll take you to kenya where m. sanjayan shows us the drastic action they're taking to save the elephants. >> it's the worst that it's been in the last 20 years. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. american shoppers are the driving force of our economy and they are in a spending mood. the latest numbers show that 247 million went holiday shopping over the weekend and spent more than $59 billion. morsi 28 football fields. last cyber monday-- its busiest day of the year-- amazon processed 200 orders per second. amazon vice president craig berman says the company expects business this year will be even better. >> we've hired and are continuing to hire 50,000 seasonal workers to meet customer demand. >> reporter: that's in addition to amazon's 20,000 full time workers like packing manager mark pulley. >> we need to come up with a new word for busy. we've been on hyperdrive. >> reporter: across the country, online sal
to voters all day long all over america as they left the polls today and 52% told us that the country on the wrong track. 46% said the country is headed in the right direction. and that's more than twice as many as the last time we asked four years ago. when we asked which quality in a ancandidate is most important to them, 29% said a vision for the future. 28% said shares my values. 20% cares about me. and 19% said the most important quality in a candidate is that he is a strong leader. our entire campaign 2012 team is covering this election night. first we'll go to jan crawford in boston with the romney campaign. jan? >> reporter: well, scott, after 17 months of campaigning, that hard fought primary, and then, of course, the bruising general election battle, governor romney and his wife ann cast their votes this morning here in massachusetts. then governor romney was off for a little more campaigning trying to get every possible vote. he went to ohio and pennsylvania. here's what he said when he met with some campaign workers in that must-win state of ohio. >> we f we get folks out
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, which left the u.s. ambassador and two c.i.a. contractors dead. petraeus met his wife holly when he was a cadet at west point. she's a top appointee at the new consumer protection financial bureau. petraeus often describes her as "bright, nice, and a pit bull. someone you want in your corner." the deputy director of the c.i.a., michael more thell has been described as acting director, white house officials describe him as a total pro, an all star who advised the president on his decision to raid osama bin laden's compound in pakistan. so morell it would seem is on the short list to replace petraeus. white house officials insist tonight, scott, they knew nothing about petraeus' infidelity or this f.b.i. investigation until wednesday, the day after the presidential election. >> pelley: nancy, thanks very much. we're joined by senior conquer respondent john miller, who's been talking to his sources on the story. john, why would the f.b.i. be investigating the communications of the director of the c.i.a.? >> normally that wouldn't be the case. what i
and assassinations. the israeli defense force spokesman used his twitter account tonight to announce that what he called a senior hamas company commander and a chief missile operator had been killed. >> mason: allen pizzey in tel aviv. thanks, allen. federal accident investigators are at the scene of a tragic trash in midland, texas. it happened last evening at a parade honoring war heroes. at least four veterans were killed, 16 other people were hurt, some critically. anna werner reports witnesses describe a scene of brief and shock. >> reporter: the annual parade for wounded veterans was on its way to a dinner banquet when it was struck by the train. joe cobarobia saw it all happen. >> it's something i've never seen. nothing -- something i've never heard and i wish i never here that again. >> reporter: cobarobia was filming at the moment of impact. investigators are now reviewing his footage. >> one of the veterans was actually under the train. i do not know whether to run up to him, grab him, pull him out from under the train because the train was still moving fairly quickly, you know? >> repo
was exchanging with a woman who is a journalist. additional sources tell us those communications involved paula broadwell, seen here with petraeus on a department plane. broadwell, 39 years old, published a book last year on petraeus' time as the general in charge in afghanistan. broadwell is a harvard university research associate and she spent time in afghanistan with petraeus. she is a west point graduate, as is petraeus. we have tried to reach broadwell today but we have not heard back. before this sudden development, it would have been hard to find edyone in washington admired as much as david petraeus. wae former general led the war in iraq and the war in sfghanistan. he is a scholar known for his calm, steady advice to presidents. we begin our coverage of this breaking story with nancy cordes at the white house tonight. nancy? hi reporter: scott, white house officials say david petraeus came here to the white house yesterday afternoon to meet with the president in person and offer his resignation. the president asked for a night to think it over, to talk with tp aides and today in the a
, unleashing the largest accidental oil spill in history. mark strassmann is covering the courthouse for us in new orleans tonight. mark. mark. >> reporter: scott, this prosecution moves away from the b.p. spill's environmental and economic impacts. instead, its the preventable deaths of 11 people. bob kaluza oversaw safety for b.p. aboard the deepwater horizon when the rig exploded. >> i did not cause this tragedy. i am innocent. and i put my trust, reputation, and future in the hands of the judge and the jury. >> reporter: donald vidrine, another b.p. senior supervisor aboard the rig, also pleaded not guilty. they were in charge of a test that indicated a combustible gas had seeped into well. the indictment alleges kaluza and vadrine didn't call engineers on shore to discuss the abnormal readings as required. instead, they allowed work on the well to go on. hours later, volatile gas came up the well and exploded. >> i'm angry that the two middle management guys are going to take the fall. >> reporter: stephen stone, a worker on the deepwater horizon, escaped on a life boat. he's haunted b
for america's future and now we're almost home. one final push is going to get us there. >> reporter: romney is still expressing confidence, but in ohio yesterday he acknowledged with a touch of humor the chance the president could win. >> if the president were to be reelected -- (boos) -- it's possible but not likely. (laughter) >> reporter: the strain of the campaign is showing, especially on ann romney who says she was emotional as she looked back. >> it really is humbling, it's very touching. >> reporter: and as they took in a large crowd at a colorado rally this weekend, both romneys seem to recognize the hard fought race was nearing an end. now, this race, though, is not over yet. from here romney flies tonight to new hampshire, that, of course, is the state where he kicked off his campaign for a final rally and tomorrow on election day he is right back here in ohio and then off to pennsylvania, that's the state once considered safe for the president but, scott, in this tight race anything could happen and that, too, could be up for grabs. >> pelley: one thing that might happen, jan, i
last season's 5.6%. toys "r" us c.e.o. jerry storch told us the calendar works in retailers' favor this year. it's the longest possible number of days between thanksgiving and christmas. >> this store is teeming with people who are excited to be here. it's a celebratory atmosphere, actually, and it's also -- it's okay. it's also just an incredible sea of humanity. >> reporter: the boost in e- commerce may be the biggest headline. it's projected to grow 17% this holiday season. dana telsey is a retail analyst. >> retailers are joining the fray. they're becoming successful dot- com merchants investing more in their online web sites, investing more in duplicating the experience of a store online. >> reporter: craig berman, vice president with amazon.com says they're expecting their best year yet. >> we're entering a world of perfect information where customers have incredible amounts of information right at their fingertips, whether it's a smart phone or a tablet computer. so the customers are able to go wherever they may be and check prices, check sizes, check availability. >> report
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